“…sets new benchmarks in technology and performance on both road and track, with the roadster version adding a new dimension in driving enjoyment.”Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Lamborghini is presenting the new Aventador S Roadster at the 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. The Roadster combines all of the technologies and driving dynamics of the Aventador S coupe with the added benefit of an open air driving experience.
Accelerating 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds, with a top speed equal to the Aventador S coupé of 350 km/h, the Aventador S Roadster weighs just 50 kg more than the coupé. Its 6.5 liter V12 engine generates the same 740 hp as the coupé, with 509 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. The seven-speed lightweight Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission provides gearshifts in up to 50 milliseconds. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard. Dione 20”/21” rims are fitted with Pirelli P Zero tires especially developed for the Aventador S. Inside, the TFT digital dashboard can be customized to the driver’s preferences and Apple CarPlay is standard.
The rear of the car has distinctively different lines to the coupe, giving the roadster its own aerodynamic character. An engine bridge runs from the back window to the rear in a mix of body color and matt black painted carbon fiber engine cover blades. A transparent engine cover option is also available to show off the V12 engine within.
The removable hardtop roof panels, which weigh less than six kilos, are convexly molded to create maximum cabin space for the driver and passenger. Finished in matt black carbon fiber, optional specifications including high gloss black, shiny visible carbon fiber, and further Ad Personam possibilities. An easy fastening system allows the roof panels to be quickly removed and stored in the front trunk. The rear window is electrically operated and once lowered, creates an even more open top driving experience.
The Aventador S Roadster adopts the four-wheel drive, new active suspension, new four-wheel steering system, and the new EGO driving mode introduced on the Aventador S coupé, and with the redevelopment of every aspect of suspension and electronic control systems, its ‘total control concept’ assures superior drive, ride and performance.
Enhanced lateral control from the new four-wheel steering provides improved agility at low speed and more stability at high speed, combined with Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) for responsive feedback and sharper turn-in. Improved vertical control comes from updated pushrod suspension, new rear springs and Lamborghini Magneto-rheological Suspension (LMS) with revised kinematics adapted to the new four-wheel steering. A new real-time variable damping system optimizes wheel and body control and balance and ground stiffness is maximized.
The active rear wing optimizes the car’s aerodynamic balance depending on speed and the selected drive mode, and its significantly enhanced overall aerodynamic design improves front downforce by more than 130% over the previous Aventador. With the wing in optimum position the roadster achieves over 50% overall efficiency at high downforce and in low drag more than 400%.
The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster in February 2018 at suggested retail price in the United States US $460,247.